Toolbox Tuesday

Are you interested in hearing about our first-hand experiences with tools, devices or items used throughout our renovation? If so, check out our complete list of product reviews in our Toolbox Tuesday section. 

We aren't compensated for these reviews by the manufacturers. We simply want to share good products when we see them, and hope that learning from our mistakes can help save you time, money and frustration.

The tool I want to cover in today's Toolbox Tuesday, the Fein MultiMaster, is what I like to refer to as a "wonder" tool. What I mean by using the word "wonder" is not typical of what you would normally think of. When I say "wonder," I mean: ...
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We took a hiatus from Toolbox Tuesdy last week for our cherry blossom photos and tour, but we're back at it this week. Over the weekend I finally started to knock out a good bit of our storm window project. Yes, I know we're near the end of cold weather,...
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Last week's Toolbox Tuesday covered a little hand tool that proved quite useful when doing some attic HVAC work. I was able to knock out the work pretty quickly because I had the right tools for the right job. But one of the most important aspects of the HVAC work...
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If you've been following us on Facebook and Twitter, you know about the bit of HVAC duct work I've been doing lately. It's all in anticipation of our master bathroom renovation, and it's not a lot of fun, however necessary the work may be. (But if you're not following us,...
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A few weeks ago we covered the behind the scenes and how to of our guest blog post at Brooklyn Limestone. We accomplished an awful lot in a very little amount of time when turning our basement stairwell into a double duty space to serve as our coat closet, and...
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I'm going to change it up a little bit for today's Toolbox Tuesday. Thus far in our (somewhat) weekly series we've been talking about tools that we own that have worked out particularly well for us. While this has hopefully been a good approach for those of you trying to...
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Our last Toolbox Tuesday Thursday covered a handy little helper for stripping the sheath off of Romex. Several commenters mentioned they had some electrical projects that were upcoming and that this tool would come in handy. Their comments got me thinking, "what are the main must have tools for electrical work?"...
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One aspect of DIY home renovation that I really truly enjoy is doing electrical work. I’m not sure why this is, perhaps it’s the analytical way you need to think about doing electricity, or maybe it’s because it feels like you’re getting to the end of a project and the...
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Toolbox Thursday? Yep, this week’s regularly scheduled Toolbox Tuesday was preempted by our nine year house-iversary before & after gallery post, so I figured we should just move the post off to Thursday, you know, for continuity of alliteration purposes. And in honor of our nine year house-iversary I’m going...
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When you own an old house and like to do any sort of work on it, you end up in some pretty dirty and disgusting situations. From cutting holes in plaster to handling insulation, I always seem to be into something that is turning my snot black and face gritty....
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